Published on Saturday, September 12, 2020

BOCC Approves Parameters for Escambia CARES Grants

BOCC Approves Parameters for Escambia CARES Grants

The Escambia County Commission has approved parameters for the Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant and the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant, each in the total amount of $3,580,331.

  • Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant

Funding for the Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be available in amounts of $2,000 per household, and will be awarded to approximately 1,790 households in the county. CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grants will be dispersed on a first-qualified, first-served basis. 

General Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be residents of Escambia County
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident
Applicants must be at least 18 years old
Have a household income of $45,000 or less
Have been negatively impacted by COVID-19
The application window for the Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be open from Friday, Sept. 18, through Tuesday, Sept. 22. The application will be available online at myescambia.com/CARES beginning Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 a.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.

  • Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant

Funding for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be available in amounts of $7,500 for small businesses with up to 25 employees and $15,000 for small businesses with 26-50 employees.

The application process for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will open Friday, Sept. 25, and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 29.  The application will be available online at myescambia.com/CARES

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